Your Perfect Caribbean Island

Our handy, everything-you-ever-needed-to-know-guide to finding your personal Caribbean paradise.

St. Thomas

Island Style: Here, there’s something for everyone with equal parts bustling (the duty-free frenzy of Charlotte Amalie) and blissful (pretty, heart-shaped Magens Bay). 

harbor cruise ship
Photo courtesy of: US Virgin Island Department of Tourism

Why Visit: Get familiarity with a tropical twist—it’s the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, so no passports are needed (

Recommended Resort: Stay at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort for its stellar harbor views and fresh look, featuring expanded pools and redecorated Reef Tower following an enormous renovation (room rates start at $249 a night; 

pool chairs
Photo courtesy of Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Mariott Beach Resort

Top Table: Combine a chic, oceanfront setting with creative Latin-Asian fusion cuisine and you have the cool Havana Blue. 

Don't Miss: Go sky-high for a photo-op at Mountain Top (for views of Magens Bay while sipping signature banana daiquiris) or Paradise Point (reached via tramway from Charlotte Amalie). 

Most Romantic: Take a day trip to nature-blessed St. John (a quick ferry ride away), where you can hike, kayak or snorkel and then sip rum punch in Cruz Bay. 

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